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Porterdale votes against bank kiosk in park parking lot

Porterdale's city council put the kibosh on having a bank kiosk in Yellow River Park's gravel parking lot off Main Street.

September 27, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Yellow River Jam welcomes paddlers from around the state

When the Georgia Conservancy announced it would be hosting a paddle through Newton County on the Yellow River, it seemed like a good idea to ...

September 22, 2015 | By Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

Work session looks at ways to made Porterdale a visitor's destination

Ideas flew at the Porterdale City Council work session Tuesday night as the mayor, the city council, several village staff members and community leaders worked ...

September 10, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

CARE fish fry raises money for scholarships

Fish will be frying Saturday, Sept. 12, at the CARE fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Porterdale Bar and Grill, 52 ...

September 09, 2015 | Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

Arline Chapman will seek a second term in November

Arline Chapman, who served on the Porterdale City Council for six years before being elected mayor in 2012, has announced she will run for mayor ...

August 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale to receive $500,000 in assistance from CDBG

The City of Porterdale is one of 78 Georgia communities who will receive a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Gov. Nathan deal announced.

August 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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City judge, court solicitor selected

Porterdale has hired a new municipal judge and solicitor, following the resignation of former solicitor Qader Baig on May 23.

August 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Returned native to run for Porterdale council

Darlene Savage remembers the heyday of Porterdale, and like so many, she hopes to move the city back in that direction.

August 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Rainey seeking Porterdale council seat

Challengers for the Porterdale City Council are cropping up, including Anita Rainey who will run against Post 1 Councilman Robert Foxworth in November's election.

August 11, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Porterdale to vote on Sunday package sales

Porterdale residents will likely get to vote this November on whether to allow Sunday alcohol retail sales in their city.

July 29, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Ga. 81/Crowell intersection to get signal in 2012

Nearly two decades after Porterdale officials first began looking for a traffic solution, the intersection of Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road will finally get a stoplight in 2012.

July 29, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

See Porterdale budget, payroll docs

Porterdale's hurting.

July 27, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Porterdale pursues Sunday package sales

Porterdale is moving closer to a public vote on Sunday package sales.

July 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Porterdale fireworks show still on

Porterdale officials are still planning to have a fireworks show tonight around 9:30 p.m., despite this afternoon's storms.

July 04, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Foxworth refuses to sit in executive session

The City of Porterdale met in executive session Tuesday, but without Mayor Pro Tem Robert Foxworth.

July 01, 2011 | AJ Archer | Porterdale

Policeman reprimanded for council fraternization

Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps has been verbally reprimanded for fraternizing with city council members and presenting an unprofessional image.

July 01, 2011 | AJ Archer | Porterdale

Ride to Provide equips K-9s

Dog days: The ride to Provide has outfitted K-9 units in Rockdale County, Porterdale and Social Circle with first aid kits for their four-legged partners. Each kit cost $115. Donations can be mailed to We Ride To Provide, Inc., 15 Huntington Place, Covington, Ga. 30016. They can be reached at (770) 900-6494 or find them on Facebook. (Above from left) Rockdale County Sgt. Dougherty with K-9 Jimmy, Holly Cripps, Rockdale County Deputy Reed with K-9 Rudy and Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps with K-9 Beau.

June 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale opens solicitor position after solicitor Baig resigns

The city of Porterdale has an opening for the solicitor position, as former Porterdale Municipal Court Solicitor Qader Baig has resigned.

June 12, 2011 | AJ Archer | Porterdale

"Go, Dog. Go!"

The Learning Center, Newton County's only early literacy nonprofit organization, will offer performances of "Go, Dog. Go!" at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Porterdale Mill Lofts.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale honors K-9 officers

Porterdale played host to the third annual Ride to Provide Saturday to benefit Porterdale police officers.

May 21, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Jazz musicians perform in Porterdale

Jazz trumpter Marcus Printup and jack-of-all-trades musician Timothy Adams Jr. performed a variety of songs at the Porterdale Mill Lofts Friday night. All proceeds went to the Washington Street Community Center. They were joined by other local jazz musicians.

May 21, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

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